Ward L. Hobday, Jr.
Ward Lester Hobday, Jr., 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, December 30, 2006 at his home.
Born April 5, 1926 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Ward Lester, Sr. and Myrtle Symarian Stotler Hobday.
He was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church.
He attended public schools in Morgan County.
He first worked at Berkeley Club Bottling Company and then as a millwright at Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corporation, both in Berkeley Springs. He retired in 1988 as a millwright with Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, Md. where he was a member of the United Auto Workers Union.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60 and Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019.
He liked playing horseshoes, fishing, hunting and was awarded numerous blue ribbons for his prize winning vegetables at the Morgan County Fair.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice Lavina Householder Hobday, at home; three daughters, Regina Jo McCoy, Vanessa R. Ashcraft and Mary Alice L. Hobday, all of Berkeley Springs; five sisters, Myrtle "Sugar" Arnold, Kathleen Hobday and Darlene McBee, all of Berkeley Springs, Betty Stotler, Funkstown, Md. and Emily Suntag, Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Joseph "Buck" Hobday, Berkeley Springs and Jack Hobday, Pittsburgh, Pa.; six grandchildren, Jesse R. McCoy, Martinsburg, Renee L. McCoy, Amber A. Hobday, Donnie E. Stotler, II, Miranda S. Hobday and Nicole C. Hobday, all of Berkeley Springs; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Adam O'Brien Hobday; three sisters, Nonsetta Stotler, June Beddow and Ruth Hobday and three brothers, Ralph Hobday, Johnny Hobday and Estee Hobday.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 2 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs with Lay Minister Paul Kline and Nelson "Chick" Caldwell officiating. Interment with graveside military honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard were in Greenway Cemetery.
Mary M. Green
Mary M. Green, 66, of Great Cacapon, formerly of Union Bridge, Md., died Sunday, December 31, 2006 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.
Born May 24, 1940 in Union Bridge, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Ethel M. Smith Scheu.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She was a graduate of Elmer Wolfe High School, Union Bridge.
She had worked at Westminster Shoe Factory, was a bartender at the Westminster Moose Lodge and worked as secretary for Green Concrete and Backhoe Service, all in Westminster, Md. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Emory Green, Jr., Great Cacapon; four daughters, Cathy Leese, Hanover, Pa., Tammy Robbins, Hurlock, Md., Elaine Francis, Berkeley Springs, and Mary Conaway, Great Cacapon; one son, Tony Malinowski, Gettysburg, Pa; six step-sons, Danny Green, Kenny Green and Ronald Green, all of Westminster, Dickie Green, Finksburg, Md., Russell Green, Seattle, Wash., and Tommy Green, Gaithersburg, Md.; one sister, Patsy Jenkins, Tallahassee, Fla., one brother, James Scheu, Spring Grove, Pa., 10 grandchildren, Willie Francis and Josh Francis, both of Westminster, Christopher Leese and Kelly Leese, both of Hanover, Brian Malinowski and Chris Shockley, both of Hurlock, Marshall Conaway and Charles Conaway, both of Great Cacapon, Heather Cole and Scot Malinowski, both of Gettysburg; 11 step-grandchildren, one great granddaughter, one step great grandson and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Sipes and Nellie E. Whetherstine; three brothers, Carl Scheu, Thomas Scheu and Harry F. Scheu and one step-granddaughter, Beth Green.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 833 Deer Park Road, Westminster. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gamber Fire Company, 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg, MD 21048.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
Luckie L. McCarty
Luckie Lee McCarty, 33, of Hancock, died Monday, December 25, 2006, at his home.
Born April 7, 1973 in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of Nancy M. Golden McCarty of Hancock and the late Francis L. "Buck" McCarty.
He was a 1991 graduate of Hancock Middle Senior High School.
He was employed as a supervisor with Fleetwood Enterprises in Williamsport.
He was a member of Hancock Church of God.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Geminisse J. Liggett McCarty; one daughter, Amelia A. McCarty, Hancock; one son, Nathan D. McCarty, Hancock; two sisters, Diane McCarty, Berkeley Springs and Billie Jo Trail, Fannettsburg, Pa.; one brother, Tracy Golden, Hancock; one step-sister, Vickie Truax, Needmore, Pa.; and two half-brothers, Craig McCarty, Lynchburg, Va. and Jack McCarty, Hagerstown.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard F. McCarty and grandmother, Dessie McCarty.
Services were held Friday, December 29 at Hancock Church of God. The Rev. Eugene Harne officiated. Burial was at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.
Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Community Bank, a trust fund for the benefit of Amelia and Nathan McCarty, 131 West Main St., Hancock, MD 21750.
James E. Farris
James Edgar Farris, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., died on Friday, December 29, 2006 at Washington County Hospital.
Born May 11, 1947 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Anna Mary Davenport of Silver Spring, Md., and the late Edgar Hobert Farris.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Lee Farris.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was employed with Verizon, retiring after 37 years.
He was a member of C.W.A. Local 2105 for 15 years, and served as president.
He was a member of the American Legion, Williamsport Post 202.
He is survived by one son, James Farris of Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Debbie Richmond of Richmond, Va.; one step-daughter, Chrissy Donovan of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four step-sons, Clay Collis of Martinsburg, Jeff Collis of High Point, N.C.; Brian Oxendine of Middletown, Va., and Brett Oxendine of Hagerstown; three brothers, Donald Farris, Kenneth Farris and Robert Farris, all of the Silver Spring, Md. area; 15 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and companion, Iva Oxendine of Hagerstown.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, January 2 at the Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Jack Hiles officiated. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Communications Workers of America Local 2105, 2 West Potomac Parkway, Williamsport, Md. 21795.
Charles A. Hovermale
Charles A. Hovermale, of Upper Marlboro, Md., died Thursday, December 21, 2006.
He is survived by one daughter, Wanda L. Stewart; one son, Larry R. Hovermale; three grandchildren, Ronald S. Stewart, Tracey L. Stewart and Brian R. Hovermale; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, David Hovermale and Elwood Hovermale.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie M. Hovermale.
Services were held Wednesday, December 27 at Lee Funeral Home, Inc., Clinton, Md. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery.
Patricia R. Esender
Patricia Rogers Esender, 55, of Easton, Md., died Sunday, December 31, 2006 in Berkeley Springs.
Born April 2, 1951 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Margaret Ruth Kochel Rogers, Berkeley Springs, and the late Allen Dorsey Rogers.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
She was a graduate of Western High School, Baltimore, and worked as a sales clerk in the clothing business.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by one brother, Allen Dorsey Rogers, Jr., Berkeley Springs; and one niece.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 7 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with Rev. Glen T. Strickler officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Beverly J. Malmstead
Beverly June Malmstead, 74, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, December 17, 2006 at her home.
Born February 13, 1932 in Moline, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Harvey Elof and Lillian Marie Almblade Malmstead.
She was a Lutheran.
She served as president of the Community Education Outreach Service and the American Association of University Women's Berkeley Springs chapter and was a member of The Sweden House and the National Women's Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among other organizations.
She sang opera professionally, performing the lead role of Tosca in Puccini's opera "Tosca" with the Seattle Opera Co.
She is survived by four daughters, Katherine Howe, Kent, Wash., Rebecca Ramsey, Harpers Ferry, Julia Roberts, Newberry Park, Calif. and Bethany Mickahail, Tracy, Calif.; one sister, Barbara Wilcox, Normal, Ill.; one brother, Ronald Malmstead, Orion, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and four aunts.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to GG Mom's Visarvick Trust, c/o Rebecca Ramsey, 324 Chief Cornstalk Trail, Hedgesville, WV 25427.
Mildred J. Feltner
Mildred J. Feltner, 89, of Care Haven Nursing Home in Martinsburg, died Wednesday, December 20, 2006.
Born on December 10, 1917 in Albermarle County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Otis Daniel Batten and Ethel Gertrude Coleman Batten Linton.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Ira Feltner, Jr.
She was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church, having been treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent and Deaconess.
She was employed by Berkeley Upholstery before her retirement.
She is survived by her stepmother, Mary Jane Hess; one son, David Feltner, Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Ellen VanDeMark, Martinsburg; three sisters, Lucille Shergy, Beatrice Siler and Carolyn Bennett; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Pree Batten and Otis F. Batten; and one sister, Dorothy M. Thurston.
Services were held Saturday, December 23 at Winchester Avenue Christian Church. Pastor Curtis E. Wheeler officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Winchester Avenue Christian Church, 400 Winchester Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
William C. Posten, Jr.
William C. Posten, Jr., 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, December 30, 2006 at The Willows Retirement Home, Winchester, Va.
He was born in Shavertown, Pa. March 26, 1922, son of the late William C. Posten Sr. and Elizabeth C. Baker Posten.
His wife Margaret "Maggie" Coleman Posten died July 23, 2004.
He owned and operated Posten Nursery and Tree Farm until retiring in 1985.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps WWII Veteran.
He was affiliated with Wyoming Christian Church in Kingston, Pa.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge #61 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., The Shrine in Alexandria, Va. and Consistery of Bloonsburg, Pa. #22.
He is survived by one sister, Henrietta Mave Hutchins, Wilkes-Barre; and one nephew.
Burial at Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Caverton, Pa. near Wilkes-Barre.
Memorial donations may be given to Children's Fund, Shriners Hospital, 3551 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Arrangements by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 36 South Green St., Berkeley Springs.